Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include the public comment sign-up link for the budget hearing.
It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like your event to be considered for this column, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “5 things” in the subject line by noon Thursday.
1. Fondy Farmers Market: Tuesday, Oct. 27 and Thursday, Oct. 29
The season is almost over for the Fondy Farmers Market, 2200 W. Fond du Lac Ave. The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27 and Thursday, Oct. 29. Support local vendors and farmers before the market closes on Monday, Nov. 1. Check the Facebook page for changes.
2. Virtual step-by-step caravela painting: Tuesday, Oct. 27
The Farmhouse Paint Bar & Banquet Hall, 4511 S. 6th St., is hosting a virtual step-by-step painting lesson in which participants will paint a caravela. Participants can purchase tickets for the virtual class at $10 or for the complete package at $30, which includes supplies. Supplies can be picked up from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27. (Participants will be sent a pre-recorded class, but the event is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27. )
3. Office of Workforce Development drive-through job fair: Wednesday, Oct. 28
The City of Milwaukee Office of Workforce Development is hosting a drive-through job fair at two locations. Those interested can attend the fair in the parking lots of Lincoln Park, 1301 W. Hampton Ave., and at Walgreens, 9040 W. Good Hope Rd., from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The fair is for those seeking immediate employment opportunities and will feature employers from manufacturing, office, health care, retail, transportation and other sectors.
4. “Black Rhythm Happening”: A roundtable: Friday, Oct. 30
UW-Milwaukee’s C21: Center for 21st Century Studies is hosting a virtual roundtable discussion titled “Black Rhythm Happening.” The panelists will discuss blackness and cinema and the roles that aesthetic, historiographic and political capacities play in Black film. The discussion will be streamed live on the C21 website and YouTube channel from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30.
5. Milwaukee County budget hearing: Friday, Oct. 30
The County Board of Supervisors is hosting a public hearing regarding the 2021 budget. The meeting will take place virtually starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. The meeting will be livestreamed here. If you would like to speak during the meeting, you can sign up here. Each person will be allowed two minutes to comment.
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